On this post I am featuring two quilts which I call "Peekaboo" quilts. I came across this pattern in a quilt magazine probably back in 2005. It was given to me and I know it wasn't in American Patchwork and Quilting, McCalls, or Fons and Porter. It was in one of the other, smaller, magazines. I still have it and would love to share the information and designer, however, it is in a box somewhere in Kansas. Or Missiouri. I actually have no idea exactly where, but one of the biggest tragedies of our move to Hawaii was that nearly all my quilt books and magazines accidentally went into the pile for long-term storage. At least, I'm really counting on the fact that they are there, and not lost permanently! I first used the pattern to make a quilt for my sister's baby, then I made another for my sister's friend's baby, and now I've made two more, one for a girl and one for a boy. They don't yet have a baby attached to them. I love this pattern because it is a really easy quilt to make yet looks so impressive and is really not like any other quilt out there.
It is very easy to make. You can draft out your own sizes, but these start with a 5.5" (5" finished) center square, fussy cut to feature the object of your choice. Keep that size in mind when shopping for fabric or printing photos. You also cut 4 5.5" squares of your flap fabric.
The quilting needs some thought, too. I start by layering and then removing the tape and pinning the flaps open. I meandered on the picture fabric with invisible thread. Then closed the flaps and quilted the rest of the quilt, being VERY careful not to quilt on the flaps!